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Independent Living in Illinois

Overview of Independent Living in Illinois

When families search for senior living, Illinois is often at the top of the list — and for good reason.

People often say Illinois is a small version of the United States as a whole, meaning the state has a little bit of everything the country has to offer. With mostly moderate weather, plus plenty of farmland and rural towns to go along with its mid-size industrial cities and Chicago — the third-largest city in the U.S. — Illinois is a uniquely desirable retirement destination. It’s the quintessential Midwestern state, bordering the Mississippi River in the west, the Ohio River in the east, and Lake Michigan in the north. The “Land of Lincoln” also has a rich political history: Other than Honest Abe, several other U.S. presidents have called Illinois home, including Ulysses S. Grant, Ronald Reagan, and Barack Obama.

Currently, A Place for Mom partners with more than 360 independent living communities, sometimes simply called retirement communities, in Illinois.

The median monthly cost of independent living in Illinois is about $2,300.

Top-rated Independent Living facilities in Illinois

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Carriage Crossing Rochester

1121 Community Dr, Rochester, IL 62563
10
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28 reviews
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$X,XXX/mo
Anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

A friend of mine recommended, A Place for Mom to help me when I was with my mom in the hospital. Once I called and we determined mom's needs, you did everything. Found the places and set up the appointments....

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Independence Village Naperville

1030 Aurora Ave, Naperville, IL 60540
10
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69 reviews
C. Chase - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

Our parents have been here a year and a half now and we love this for them. Dad, who is becoming forgetful, is safe and loves taking walks in the lobby and seeing people who know who he is. Even mom, who...

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TLC Living Community

508 Roosevelt Road, Machesney Park, IL 61115
10
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53 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
JB - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

TLC has been a good place for my mom. She has lived there more than three years now. The apartments are well designed, particularly the bathrooms. The whole facility is bright and vibrant. It feels...

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Top-rated Independent Living facilities in Schaumburg

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Sunrise of Schaumburg

790 North Plum Grove Road, Schaumburg, IL 60173
8.8
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59 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

He needed some additional reminders with some daily hygiene things and location/times for activities due to his dementia, so that could have been a little more consistent. I had to stay on top of that piece....

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Brookdale Northbrook

4501 Concord Lane, Northbrook, IL 60062
9.9
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83 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
William Dingfelder - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

My parents only lived at Brookdale for only 3 years, but the care and love they received from the devoted staff made their, and their children's experience, feel like their long time home. When we left after...

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Brookdale Hawthorn Lakes in Vernon Hills Assisted Living

10 East Hawthorn Parkway, Vernon Hills, IL 60061
9.9
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65 reviews
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$X,XXX/mo
Stan R - I'm a current/former resident or client

I am very happy here at Brookdale Hawthorn Lakes. The staff is friendly and caring. I attend social events, gatherings and happy hour on Friday afternoons. I give meals, activities and cleanliness 5...

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Top-rated Independent Living facilities in Chicago

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Mercy Circle Senior Living

3659 W 99th Pl, Chicago, IL 60655
9.9
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97 reviews
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$X,XXX/mo
Tony L - I live or lived in this community

Everything was excellent. Starting with the check-in everything went smoothly and well organized. Food was very good as was the therapy program. The therapists were friendly and knowledgeable and patient....

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The Breakers at Edgewater Beach

5333 North Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60640
9.7
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103 reviews
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$X,XXX/mo
Anonymous - I live or lived in this community

They are very helpful if you have a problem. They are close to our children They are close to the lake The price and the large apartment

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Bridgeway of Bensenville a CCRC

303 E. Washington Street, Bensenville, IL 60106
9.7
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135 reviews
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$X,XXX/mo
Anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

I am really enjoying my time here. The people, both staff and residents, are just so friendly and caring. The apartments are very large compared to other places that I had seen. I would absolutely...

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Top-rated Independent Living facilities in Orland Park

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Heartis Village Orland Park

7420 West 159th Street, Orland Park, IL 60462
9.7
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43 reviews
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$X,XXX/mo
Edith B - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

There are lots of staff and all are very patient with the residents. The nurses are very good at communicating. The activities director and general director are always wanting to learn more about the...

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Brookdale Orland Park

16051 South La Grange Road, Orland Park, IL 60467
9.6
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105 reviews
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$X,XXX/mo
Chuck - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

Overall it was an easy process including being very accommodating with moving. However, there are some issues with coverage by aides during the morning & weekend shifts. Wait times have been longer than...

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Mercy Circle Senior Living

3659 W 99th Pl, Chicago, IL 60655
9.9
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97 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Tony L - I live or lived in this community

Everything was excellent. Starting with the check-in everything went smoothly and well organized. Food was very good as was the therapy program. The therapists were friendly and knowledgeable and patient....

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Top-rated Independent Living facilities in Naperville

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Sunrise of Naperville North

535 West Ogden Avenue, Naperville, IL 60563
9.8
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57 reviews
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$X,XXX/mo
Christine S - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

I have the peace of mind my mom is being well taken care of at Sunrise of Naperville North. From the moment you walk in front door, you are greeted by receptionist, nurse and case managers on floor. They...

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StoryPoint Naperville

504 N River Rd, Naperville, IL 60563
9.6
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124 reviews
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$X,XXX/mo
Patty F - I live or lived in this community

I'm very satisfied with my experience of living at Storypoint Naperville. Although the building is beautiful inside and out and there are so many activities and services for the 90-year-old younger mother...

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Sunrise of Naperville

960 East Chicago Avenue, Naperville, IL 60540
9.4
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48 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Mary M - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

My mom moved into Sunrise of Naperville last year. We looked at the newer, more modern places and decided to move to one of them. I am embarrassed to say it was because it was "prettier" and the salesperson...

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Top cities in Illinois for independent living

8.4
Schaumburg, IL
47 facilities
8.4
Naperville, IL
58 facilities
8.1
Aurora, IL
44 facilities
7.9
Orland Park, IL
34 facilities
7.8
Rockford, IL
29 facilities
7.6
Chicago, IL
156 facilities

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